Cancer Rates Rising in Millennial

A realistic analysis of national cancer data shows that rates of six obesity-related cancers increased in younger adults and that the highest rise in rates was in younger generations, respectively. Report was It was published on February 4, 2019 in the magazine The Lancet Public Health.

This study is the first to examine trends in obesity-related cancers in young adults in the United States.

Millennials β€” people born in the 80s or 90s β€” are at a higher risk of developing some types of cancer compared to rates experienced by baby boomers at that age, according to the American Cancer Society.

“Cancer trends among young people can often be seen as a driver of the burden of disease in the future,” he says. Hyuna Sung, Ph.D., A cancer epidemiologist and Principal Scientist in the Surveillance and Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society.

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